Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Stan Hopewell: God is Love

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Image of artwork by Stan Hopewell titled Christ

Stan Hopewell: God is Love is an exhibition exploring the work of an extraordinary Western Australian artist.

As a companion exhibition to Ted Snell's monograph of the artist - Facing the Stars -  this exhibition brings into vivid focus the uncommon story of a remarkable artist.

Featured artwork: Stan Hopewell, Christ (detail), oil and collage on board, 60 x 90cm, c2003, University of Western Australia Art Collection. Copyright courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition period

12 October - 14 December 2013

Exhibition details

Stan Hopewell began to make paintings during his wife Joyce's illness. The hundreds of paintings he created record important events in his life, in the life of his wife, and most importantly, in works that give visual form to the ineffable presences of God.

That intimate spiritual relationship guided Hopewell through a life that has not been without hardship and challenge. His faith sustained him through the three years of his wife's serious medical condition but, when she died, Hopewell stopped painting.

Ted Snell's monograph on the artist Stan Hopewell: Facing the Stars is published by UWA Publishing in tandem with the exhibition. Find out more about the book, the artwork exhibited, download the exhibition catalogue including an introduction by curator Ted Snell.


Exhibition partner

The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, based at the University of Western Australia invites various schools and faculties to partner with on exhibitions and develop innovative academic and public programs. The Campus Partner for Stan Hopewell: God is Love is the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA), Centre for Medical Research, UWA.

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